40 Unstoppable Women Who Are Changing the World

6. Melinda Gates

“All women, everywhere, have the same hopes: we want to be self-sufficient and create better lives for ourselves and our loved ones.”

American philanthropist and wife of Microsoft owner, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates has become one of the most powerful women in the world, due to her efforts to support areas of society in desperate need of help or remodeling.

Together with Bill Gates, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama for their extraordinary efforts.